Sunday World (South Africa)

What it costs to do a coaching licence

- By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Speaking to those in the know, coaching courses are free at grassroots level.

“There are different ways in which coaching courses are conducted. Sometimes the courses are conducted by LFAS (local football associatio­ns) and those are sponsored, so they become free.

If they are conducted by regions, you may pay,” says young coach Sinesipho Mali, who started at grassroots and was until recently serving as a scout for Kaizer Chiefs.

“I paid R16 000 for my CAF B Licence and I see now CAF A Licence is R7 000, probably sponsored, somehow.

So it depends, there is no standard or set price for this,” added Mali, but it’s not clear yet what the CAF Pro Licence costs.

Based on Sunday World’s research, the UEFA A Licence costs €530 (R9500) in Germany, €1200 (R21500) in Spain, €2350 (R42200) in Ireland and £4 390 (R91 400) in England.

The UEFA Pro Licence can cost €7550 (R135600) in Ireland and £7 595 (R158 100) in England.

South African coaches with a UEFA Pro Licence include former Bafana Bafana players Benni Mccarthy and Steven Pienaar.

PSL head coaches and their qualificat­ions

Romain Folz (Amazulu) – UEFA Pro Licence

Eric Tinkler (Cape Town City) – UEFA A Licence

Morgan Mammila (Chippa United) – SAFA D Licence

Arthur Zwane (Kaizer Chiefs) – CAF A & UEFA B Licences

Rhulani Mokwena (Mamelodi Sundowns) – CAF A Licence

Fadlu Davids (Maritzburg United) – UEFA B Licence

Steve Barker (Stellenbos­ch) – UEFA A Licence

Gavin Hunt (Supersport United) – UEFA A Licence

Musa Nyatama (Swallows) – None

Sead Ramovic (TS Galaxy) – UEFA Pro Licence

 ?? /Gallo Images ?? Swallows FC coach Musa Nyatama is among South African mentors who have no licences.
/Gallo Images Swallows FC coach Musa Nyatama is among South African mentors who have no licences.

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